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DOUGLAS MCCREADY, an Army Reserve colonel, is a chaplain currently assigned to the 104th Area Support Group in Germany. He received a direct commission in the Chaplain Corps in 1982. Chaplain McCready is a Special Forces veteran of Vietnam and has served as a chaplain from battalion to installation level. He was a Senior Service College Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Chaplain McCready has published articles in a number of scholarly and professional journals, including Interdisciplinary Humanities and the Christian Scholar’s Review. His “Learning from Sun Tzu” was published in the May/June issue of Military Review. He is the author of Jesus Christ for the Modern World, published by Peter Lang, and has contributed to the Dictionary of Historical Theology and Historians of the Christian Tradition. Colonel McCready graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Chinese studies and international relations. He holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University, and studied at the University of Tübingen. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
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Authored by Chaplain (Colonel) Douglas McCready.
Chinese leaders believe that, by using asymmetrical means, they will be able to overcome the military advantage of the United States and Taiwan. Deterrence, as used against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, will not be effective with China without significant modification. The cultural divide affects not only deterrence theory, but also how China and the United States understand and communicate.